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G@id - Using Infor Technology to Reach Mdgs By 2015

By Eryn Bailey

NEW YORK, September 9, 2010 (Media Global) - The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) convened from 1-2 September 2010, to discuss G@ID, the role of Global Alliance of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) and Development in accomplishing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

Read more... Thursday, 09 September 2010 12:37
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A Strong Password Isn’t the Strongest Security

WASHINGTON D.C., Sept 8, 2010 (NYT) — Make your password strong, with a unique jumble of letters, numbers and punctuation marks. But memorize it — never write it down. And, oh yes, change it every few months.

Read more... Wednesday, 08 September 2010 15:45
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Kenya Has Third Highest Number of Blogs

By Frankline Sunday

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 31, 2010 (Business Daily) - Kenya has the third highest number of blogs in Africa after Nigeria and South Africa, a firm indication of the nation's increasing IT literacy.

Read more... Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:47
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Over Half of African Countries Are Likely to Fail to Meet the 2015 Deadline for the Transition to Digital Broadcasting

By Russell Southwood

LONDON, July 26, 2010, (Balancing Act) — According to new research from Balancing Act, over half of Africa's 52 countries are unlikely to make the 2015 deadline set by the ITU for the transition to digital broadcasting.

Read more... Monday, 26 July 2010 11:38
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Low-Cost Solar Solution Could Empower Off-Grid Poor

LONDON, July 11 (SciDev.Net) - A low-cost, plastic solar lamp could provide affordable lighting for millions living in rural off-grid areas across Africa.

The lamp is made from polymer solar cells and although it is not as efficient as similar technologies, it could prove more affordable, according to its developers.

Read more... Sunday, 11 July 2010 13:29
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World Bank Provides US$44.7 million For eGhana Project

MOSCOW, June 28, (WB) - The World Bank Board has approved financing in the amount of US$44.7 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to the Government of Ghana as additional funding for the ongoing eGhana Project. The original eGhana Project of US$40 million was approved in 2006 to support the Ghana Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Accelerated Development Program.

Read more... Monday, 28 June 2010 09:40

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